Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin may become a target in the fight against ransomware
|09/22/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Many crimes can be solved by following the money, and that may hold true for the growth of ransomware attacks — though the money itself may be different.
Countering the increasing use of ransomware — malware that attacks computers and networks and encrypts files, which criminals then demand payment in order to decrypt — may require action against hard-to-trace cryptocurrencies like bitcoin that are often used to pay the criminals behind the attacks, according to David S. Kris, former assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s national-security division.
“I think the way to attack this — and I read more >>>